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Supporting inclusive movements: Funding the rights of women with disabilities

DOBSEN, Christen
October 2017

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This brief explores funding at the intersection of women’s rights and disability rights and offers steps donors can take to ensure that their grantmaking is more inclusive of women with disabilities and to support this emerging movement. Background is provided by recent mapping by Women Enabled International about the state of advocacy by women with disabilities, the amount of funding in 2014, sample grants and example use of them. Tips from peer donors and women with disabilities are given.

Advancing human rights : update on global foundation grantmaking : key findings

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This paper analyses the current (as of 2012) state of global human rights funding. Through the use of tables, graphs and other methods of data presentation, the International Human Rights Funders Group​ (IHRFG) outline the largest grants foundations, where and how the money is spent by these foundations, and the causes which these funds are spent on

Enabling education review, issue 4

December 2015

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This newsletter contains a variety of articles about inclusive education in several countries around the world. The topics focus mostly on funding, managing and sustaining inclusive education; engaging and empowering beneficiaries in finding solutions; facilitating parental and child involvement and early childhood education

Enabling Education Review, issue 4

Key findings


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A webpage from the Foundation Center, which gives hyperlinked access to the funding profiles of various international causes such as disability, access to justice, and gender equality. In addition there are links to the annual Key Findings on Global Foundation Grantmaking reports published by the Center 

Human Rights
December 2014

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Malezi AIDS Care Awareness Organization (MACAO) is a non-profit organization reaching out to neglected Indigenous people in Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region of Northern Tanzania.  Macao founded in 2003, Macao is a humanitarian organization that provides assistance to approximately 200,000 Indigenous Maasai community in Ngorongoro district for addressing needs of water and sanitation, food security, health Care Research, Education, Research environment, Maasai Traditional Research, Human Rights and sustainable economic development by strengthening their livelihoods.  In addition to responding to major relief situations, MACAO focuses on long-term community development through over 4 Area Development Project. We welcome the donors and volunteers to join us in this programs, we are wolking in ruro villages.

A guide to fundraising

HAYES, Ernest
ALIN, Fadumo
February 2006

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A brief and very accessible guide to fundraising, primarily developed for NGOs and project managers. Fundraising is an essential component of an organisation's strategic management and its professional profile. The document discusses the three processes involved in fundraising, the process of professionalism (establishing an organisation), the planning of a project and finding money for the project

How to build a good small NGO

ALIN, Fadumo
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A user-friendly and practical guide on how to build and run a small non-governmental organisation (NGO). This manual aims to build good practice into NGOs, and to help recognise, address and solve a range of problems. The manual covers all key aspects of running a small organisation, including identifying mission and purpose, planning, getting legal status, building sustainability, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and fundraising. Each section includes exercises and useful examples. This publication is intended for those starting an NGO and also for small organisations seeking to improve their performance and effectiveness

Out of reach : why money for HIV & AIDS related care is still not reaching those who need it most

RENTON, Linnea
March 2005

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In this paper, ActionAid International investigates why resources for HIV/AIDS fail to reach the poorest segments of society and those we need them most. It highlights the voices of those at the centre of the struggle, and examine major blocks standing in their way. All of the case studies that are presented are rooted in ActionAid International's everyday experience, working with communities and partners worldwide. Major barriers are discussed, including stigma and ignorance among health care staff, poor monitoring practices and lack of civil society participation

Investing in the future : the Global Fund at three years


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The purpose of the Global Fund is to finance programs designed to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria through a system of performance-based grants. This document assesses the first three years of activity. It points out that Global Fund financing has reached tens millions of people through a wide range of prevention programmes. It has contributed to the scaling up of ARV treatment, providing access to the drugs for 130,000 people. Significant results have also been obtained in the fight against tuberculosis, while distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets has been disappointing. The report provides detailed information, particularly useful for health and development organizations willing to apply for grants

Replenishing the Global Fund : an indipendent assessment


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This document is an attempt to make a case for the Global Fund, and support the Voluntary Replenishment Mechanism for the Fund, in the face of increasing fiscal constraints and competing demands. It explains the purpose and unique aims of the Fund, and spells out its main achievements to date. A further section compares different strategies and replenishment models on which donors may decide to negotiate



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This book is a practical, easy to read guide for development organisations looking to diversify their funding base. It offers a step by step approach to creating a funding strategy; an overview of the different types of funding sources available; and considers ethical fundraising principles specifically from a Christian viewpoint. There are also suggestion as to how the material might be adapted to a workshop setting. Case studies from local NGOs in developing countries provide real life examples of fundraising and the lessons learned. This resource is also available online in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

Project proposal writing : ABILIS manual 1


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This very accessible and clearly structured manual aims to help disability and non-disability action groups to put forward successful proposals and to carry out their projects effectively. A successful project is built on great ideas, achievable goals, the right people and resources, strong commitment and participation, excellent management, and plans for future continuation. With numerous examples and activities, the manual illustrates and discusses all key aspects of project proposal writing, including definition of project purpose and scope, activities, budget, managements structure, monitoring and evaluation and sustainability

Planning for success : participatory project planning. ABILIS manual 2


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This very accessible and clearly structured manual aims to help disability and non-disability action groups to design successful project plans. Project plans need to be responsive to current needs and available resources, while the processes of implementing the plan should help strengthen the organisation and develop group capacity. The focus is thus on participatory methods, from project planning to results evaluation. Numerous examples and exercises explain how to turn someone's idea into everybody's plan, with the help of group activities and workshops

Guide for designing results-orientated projects and writing successful proposals

December 2002

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This guide aims to provide organisations seeking funding with tools for project design and proposal writing. Although designed for medium- to large-size projects, the principles and suggestions presented in this guide can also be applied to smaller projects. The successful proposal needs a convincing project design, with a coherent logical framework, clear goals, objectives and activities, and means of verification and data collection. The second part of the document looks in some detail at the writing of the proposal from cover page to annexes

Program development


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A guide to effective programme development, understood as an ongoing, comprehensive planning process used to establish programmes. This manual, which draws on the experience in HIV/AIDS programmes, presents a series of seven steps to help organise ideas throughout the planning and implementation process: 1) needs assessment; 2) developing mission, goals and objectives; 3) identifying funding resources; 4) assigning leadership tasks; 5) programme design; 6) programme implementation; 7) evaluation. This manual is specifically aimed at NGOs working with HIV/AIDS, programme planners, financial managers and grant writers

HIV, health and your community : a guide for action

MERMIN, Jonathan

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Designed as a manual for people confronting the HIV epidemic in their communities, this book has been written to be easily accessible to those without medical or technical knowledge and without prior training in the prevention of HIV and the care of those with AIDS. Topics range from the biology of the virus to designing prevention programs, from the epidemiology of the disease to writing grant proposals. The authors discuss explicitly the risk factors for infection and suggest helpful methods for explaining them and assisting people to change their behaviour. An appendix aimed at readers with medical training discusses common HIV-related illnesses and their treatment

The program development puzzle : how to make the pieces fit. A manual for creative assessment, design and grantwriting

SCHAFFER, Elisabeth N
STEWART, Cianna Pamintuan
YEE, Craig L

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A comprehensive guide to effective programme planning. Good programme planning entails responding to community needs, communicating effectively with the community and funders, learning and replicating success stories, gaining support and writing successful proposals, making sure the programme stays current and relevant and serving better clients and beneficiaries. This manual, which draws on the experience in HIV/AIDS programs, presents a series of eight steps to help organise ideas throughout the programme planning process: 1) identify key players; 2) identify target audience and the problem; 3) assemble a programme planning team; 4) gather background information; 5) begin creative programme design; 6) finalise programme plan; 7) create a budget for the programme; 8) raise the funds necessary for the programme. This manual is specifically aimed at NGOs working with HIV/AIDS, programme planners, financial managers and grant writers



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